Community and Living

Social Care and Health

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) is responsible for Health and Social Services within the District. For more information please visit the:- NYCC website

Enquiries to Social Services are made through its Customer Relations Units, Which are open to personal and telephone callers from 8.30 am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30 pm Friday, except Bank Holidays.
Hambleton and Richmondshire Customer Relations Unit
The Old School
East Road
Northallerton DL6 1SZ
Telephone: 01609 779999
Fax: 01609 778488
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If an emergency arises outside office house, the emergency number for Social Services is: 01609 780780

Adults Social Care

This service is provided by the North Yorkshire County Council to promote healthy living and support to individuals, families and communities in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Social Services has two units which provide social care to people over 18 years old who have problems related to illness, disability or ageing. They also offer support to their carers. Follow this link to access information and services: Social Care


Do you help to look after a relative, neighbour or friend? Perhaps you look after your own husband, wife, child or parent if they are sick or have a disability? You may not think of yourself as a "carer" but we use this word to describe someone of any age who looks after another person. This may be in your home, or in theirs; the person may be a child with disabilities or an adult.
You may not be the only person who helps to care, but if you are offering substantial help on a regular basis then you are a carer.

North Yorkshire County Council website provides information and contacts which can help and support carers. Follow this link to access information and services : Carer

Health Advice

Your local Doctor's surgery should be your primary source of information relating to the Health Services in your area.  NHS Direct also provides confidential advice and information relating to health matters, contact details for NHS Direct are shown below.

Contact:NHS Direct

North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust

North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust is part of the NHS. The Trust are responsible for the healthcare needs of the 116,000 people who are registered with a GP in this area.
The purpose of the PCT is to improve the health of the local population. The PCT holds the NHS budget for Hambleton and Richmondshire and, with partners from the NHS, local government and the wider community, agree local priorities and plans.

For further information follow the link : PCT

Children Social Care

North Yorkshire County Council has the service provision responsibility for Social Care for Children.

For information on:

Please following the link to NYCC Children's Social Care